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Mackintosh at the Willow

217 Sauchiehall Street


G2 3EX

United Kingdom

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GIA CPD EVENT 1 - Fees – 24th October 2018.

by Rob Campbell

Technical Director at HKA, BSc (Hons) Architecture, DipArch, RIBA, FRIAS, MCIArb, MAE

This workshop will consider how architects can prepare a fee proposal based on the RIBA Plan of Work which can be incorporated into the architects terms of appointment using standard RIAS forms. The workshop will require active input from attendees and will be particularly useful to Part 3 students and new practitioners.

GIA CPD EVENT 2 - Building Fire Safety Design – 28th November 2018.

Introduction to Fire Engineering (Dominic Way, BEng Hon’s CEng FIFireE, Director BB7)

The Regulatory Framework for Fire Engineering (Dr Jim McGonigal)

External Fire Spread (Declan Thomson, Principal Fire Engineer at Hoare Lea)

Introduction to Fire Engineering (Dominic Way)

Dominic will give an overview of what fire engineering is and how it is used. The 25 minute presentation will describe some of the methods used in fire engineering and discuss its limitations. It will detail its relevance in the 21 century and briefly touch on some of the lessons of recent events.

The Regulatory Framework for Fire Engineering (Dr Jim McGonigal)

Jim will give a presentation on Legislation and Guidance relating to safety from Fire. It will examine how legislation has developed usually in relation to tragic fires, and the limitation inherent in the guidance that are not always clear. It will then touch on the role that alternative fire engineering approaches has in providing safe buildings.

External Fire Spread (Declan Thomson)

Although on the face of the it Tables 2.7 and 2.8 of the Non-Domestic Technical Handbook are relatively easy to apply, external fire spread calculations are not always applied correctly early enough in the design process, if at all. This can lead to costly design changes further down design development. This presentation will provide a brief background of external fire spread calculations (including other methods in BR187 and the benefits of sprinklers) and the importance of getting it right early on.

GIA CPD EVENT 3 - GIA Design Awards 2017 Winners - 16th January 2019.

by Savills, Baxendale Studio, Stallan-Brand, Hoskins Architects, cameronwebster architects, elder & cannon architects

Short presentations from Architectural Practices on their 2017 GIA Award winning projects from all Categories. This will include a presentation of the 2017 Supreme Award winning project.


Award Winner in the Category Small Works

Riverside Solidarity

Baxendale Studio with Ben Parry

Award Winner in the Category Education

Halfmerke Primary School

Stallan-Brand Architecture + Design Ltd

Award Winner in the Category Healthcare

Eastwood Health and Care Centre

Hoskins Architects

Conservation Award

Russell Institute

Elder + Cannon

Award Winner in the Category Leisure / Arts and Wood For Good Award

Cove Park

Cameronwebster Architects

Award Winner in the Category Residential

Millbuies House

Cameronwebster Architects

Award Winner in the Category Residential and GIA Supreme Award 2017

Ruins Studio, Hazelwood

Lily Jencks Studio working with Nathanial Dorent and Savills

GIA CPD EVENT 4 - Reclaiming Sustainability – 30th January 2019.

by Chris Stewart

RIAS Sustainability Accredited Architect, RIAS Sustainability Assessor, Director of SEDA (Scottish Ecological Design Association), Director/ Architect at collective architecture


Prof. Sandy Halliday BSc(Hons) MPhil CEng MCIBSE FRSA, Principal, Gaia Research

Sustainability - what why how

What is sustainability

- Definition of sustainability

- A description of sustainability (eco minimalism / 5 elements )

- How does the RIAS describe sustainability (RIAS Sustainability policy)

- Are RIAS members aware of the policy

Why is it important

Present: Depleting resources / climate change / UN nations IPCC statement on climate change / Construction industry’s contribution / opportunity for change

Past: RIAS sustainability policy / accreditation, awareness of the past.

Future: Direction of RIAS / RIBA Ethics and Sustainability Commission

How to get involved

- RIAS Sustainability Accreditation / Promote RIAS Policy

- Link with existing organisations

- Existing publications (include Sustainable Construction Book Launch)

- GIA Sustainable portal (Chloe Yuill, Scot McAulay)

GIA CPD EVENT 5 - Materiality in Architecture - 27th February 2019.

by Richard Murphy

Director at Richard Murphy Architects, OBE, BA (Hons), Dip Arch, RIBA, FRIAS, RSA, FRSA, FRSE

GIA CPD EVENT 6 - BIM - 27th March 2019.

From design to in use

This talk will cover various aspects of BIM which are relevant to the work of architects in all sizes of practice, including:

· Demystifying BIM for the sole practitioner/small practice (Colin Hastie – Owner, Bruach Design and Consultancy)

· The pillars to achieving BIM level 2 - (Andy Waring - BIM Manager, Holmes Miller)

· The role of architects in managing BIM (Diane Ramage – BIM Manager, Keppie Design)

Reschedulled - GIA CPD EVENT 7 - Health & Safety – 1st May 2019.

with Professor Billy Hare

PhD, BSc (Hon), BA, MCIOB, Deputy Director BEAM Research Centre | Construction & Surveying / SEBE

CDM 2015 Designer’s duty to manage risk: a helpful tool

Presentation of a training tool that allows architects to identify hazards in their designs, including latest guidance on Construction (Design and Management) Regulations.

Rescheduled : This Event has been rescheduled from the 24/4/19 due to a clash with the GIA AGM and Annual Lecture, we apologise for any inconvenience the change in dates may cause.

Event Details -

** All events start at 18:00 in the Billiards Room of the Mackintosh at the Willow in Sauchiehall Street with Teas and Coffee served from 17.30.**

  • Free to full time students with a valid matriculation card (limited number of places available). Please write directly to practice@gia.org.uk to book your place.

  • The Small Practice Group meets in the Conference Room, on the 2nd floor between 17:00 – 17:55. Attendance is free for all RIAS / GIA members. These meetings provide an opportunity for architects working alone or in small teams to share knowledge, network with like minded colleagues and cover CPD topics relevant to smaller practices.

  • Access is via the retail entrance then lift or stairway.

  • All welcome to look around the exhibition area.

  • Coffee, Tea, Water, Shortbread is served on the 2nd floor between 17:30 – 18:00.

  • CPD presentation in the Billiards Room, on 2nd floor between 18:00 – c.19:30.

  • CPD Certificates will be emailed after the CPD event. Please ensure we have the correct email address on the attendance sheet when signing in on the night.

Credit: photograph provided by Mackintosh at the Willow

The GIA is a chapter of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland and a Registered Scottish Charity, Number SC000915.

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